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13 Nov

Day 5: Hanoi to Luang Prabang by bus (30hr journey)

It was around 5:30pm that one of the bus agent came to our hotel and asked us to get into a mini bus to get us to the main Bus terminal. We knew that we would have a long journey by road ahead of us. We had packed our bags and were ready with some […]

12 Nov

Day 3, 4: A cruise in the Halong bay in Vietnam

We got up early in the morning and got ready. Today, we were to go to the Halong bay, which is one of the UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the most popular destination in Vietnam. Yesterday, when we booked for this package, we were given three options to choose from; standard (50$), […]

10 Nov

Day 2: A trip to the Perfume Pagoda in Hanoi, Vietnam

I woke up tired at around 6:30am. Twice, I woke up in the night to take medicines for fever. Thankfully, I was feeling quite ok when I woke up. Today, we were to go for a day trip from Hanoi through a package tour that we had booked at the hotel yesterday for 30$ per […]

09 Nov

Day 1: Flying into Hanoi, Vietnam

I woke up at 2:45am in the morning when the pilot announced our descent over the intercom. We were now nearing Bangkok. Joining me in this trip too, is Sujith, my batchmate in TAPMI, Manipal. This is the third international trip that he is joining me after Philippines and Myanmar. At 3:20am, we landed in […]